Happy New Year!
I hope you and your family had a great and safe time ushering in 2023.
The last day of 2022 was a bit rainy, but nothing major as amounts were for the most part were on the lighter side.
Conditions, however, still looked to be pretty good despite the milder temps and underdeveloped snow.
It was great to see the resorts celebrating the New Year with a lot of great festivities including the Torch Light runs like today’s featured image from Cataloochee.
The first day of 2023 is looking better as we will see a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day, and things will stay dry.
To view full details on the conditions, be sure to visit the Snow Reports page.
The snow will be on the softer side as the day goes on, but that can be a lot of fun and forgiving.
New Year’s Day marks the end of the important Christmas-to-New Year’s Holiday week for the resorts. This week alone can generate 30-40% of a resort’s revenue for the season so it was great to see Ma Nature cooperate for the most part – unlike last year when we had nine resorts closed on New Year’s Day with two more operating on very reduced terrain.
Thankfully, every resort in our coverage area is open today with a pretty good mix of terrain across the board and some really good snow conditions.
That said, the resorts were extremely busy – we even saw some sold-out alerts from some resorts and some packed lift lines.
You can also take a live look at the slopes over on Resortcams.com.
While New Year’s Day is traditionally a transition day and you can find lower crowds, I am curious what today looks like since the observed holiday this year is January 2nd.
This is when Resortcams definitely is a handy tool to have.
Mike was planning on making a few last turns at Timberline this morning before wrapping up their getaway so be on the lookout for content over the next couple of days.
For those starting their ski getaways today, the next couple of days look a bit mild, but it does look like cold and snowmaking will return later in the week for a refresh and to perhaps add more terrain by the weekend.
All-in-all, not a bad start for 2023.
That does it for today, but until next time, #ThinkSnow!
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